By James Hopkins - Here’s one of the things I heard while the Cathedral of Notre Dame was burning: Even before the spire fell, some Christians on Facebook were commenting, It’s just a building, and buildings don’t matter. The only thing that really matters is what happens inside. And, so, in a way, this is … Continue reading The Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord
By Cindy Koch - We live in a place and time where an ancient story of truth is hushed and ridiculed. The characters have been hidden; the vocabulary has been censored. The world attacks this story by shaming and confusing us with shadows of freedom. Our society mangles this simple story that breathes in the … Continue reading Women’s Freedom or Submission?
By Joel A. Hess - A week ago I had the pleasure of enjoying a drink or two with an American hero. Not only had he served this country in Vietnam and other wars, but he was also rewarded with the mantel of leadership in our armed forces. In addition to these achievements, this man … Continue reading We are all Superstitious
By Cindy Koch - As a Christian, it should be a natural thing to know how to pray. The Word of God is powerful. In the middle of a confused and darkened world, we take comfort in the light. The Word of God distinguishes between the right and the wrong, the good and the bad, … Continue reading Confident Prayers
By Paul Koch - Ever since my wife and I returned from our adventure backpacking in the High Sierras, I’ve found myself daydreaming about getting back out into the wilderness. There is something so peaceful and exhilarating about being out amongst the lodgepole pines and following a rugged trail through water crossings and over mountain … Continue reading Into the Wilderness
By Cindy Koch - Each teenager told their own story by their posture in the little church library chair that Sunday morning. Proud, comfortable, shy, sleepy drooling over a cup of coffee, all were present and in their own way eager to have the conversation. In our Youth Sunday School, some were just learning the … Continue reading Inspiring the Conversation with our Kids
By Cindy Koch - Most of us tend to go one way or the other. Along the spectrum of rules and grace, we gravitate toward a comfort zone, possibly because of our upbringing, or maybe it’s just our personality. But there are so many different manifestations of this along the way. In our various situations … Continue reading Parenting Paradox